Chandan Kumara&b, Ajit Kumar singhb, R.K. Mishra & Shamsun Nehara
aUniversity P.G. Department of Zoology, Ranchi University, Ranchi, India
bCentral Tasar Research and Training Institute, Ranchi, India
Received 17th May, 2010; Revised 9th August, 2010
Abstract : India is the second largest silk producing country in the world, just after China. It is the only country in the world bestowed with all four types of commercially exploited and important silks i.e. mulberry, tasar, eri and muga silk. Tasar culture in Jharkhand is an important livelihood of the tribal population, who practice it as subsidiary occupation with adoption of old age culture method which resulting poor cocoon yield (20-25 cocoons/dfl) and in many instances complete crop failure but the adoption of improved technologies has potential to increase cocoon productivity by over 60 cocoons/dfl, however, the reality at field level is different. Thus, in order to formulate strategies for improving the production and productivity, it is important to analyse the field realities and the adoption level of technology to the farmers. The present study was undertaken to find out the Knowledge and adoption level of the improved technologies among tasar farmers of Sunderpahari cluster of Godda district in Jharkhand state, which is a traditional belt of tasar culture.